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Knifed Wajir woman undergoes successful surgery

By HILARY KIMUYU 

The woman who was stabbed by her husband in Wajir with a knife that went through her skull is on the path to recovery after surgeons at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) performed a successful operation on her.

KNH Chief Executive Officer Lily Koros while addressing the media on Friday afternoon said the surgery was done on Ms Fatuma Ibrahim at about midnight to remove the knife lodged in her skull after the attack.

She said that the 32 year-old woman, who had to be airlifted to Nairobi from Wajir on Thursday night after being stabbed several times by her husband, was in stable condition.

Apart from the knife in her face, the patient also suffered wounds on her thigh, abdomen and arms.

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The knife that was removed from Ms Fatuma Ibrahim's head.
The knife that was removed from Ms Fatuma Ibrahim’s head.

Following the incident, AMREF dispatched a plane to airlift Fatuma who was admitted to the Wajir District Hospital to Nairobi for emergency treatment.

Meanwhile, the man suspected of stabbing Ms Ibrahim pleaded not guilty in a Wajir court on Friday morning.

The man, Mohamed Deeq, told Resident Magistrate Bildad Rongocho that he was trying to stop his wife from committing suicide.

The magistrate ordered that the accused be remanded until January 13, 2016 when the case will be mentioned.

Kenyans on social media have reacted to the gruesome incident by demanding justice for Ms brahim under the hashtag #JusticeForFatuma.